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Introduction

This section gives an alphabetical list of built-in objects which are supported in Mathematica Version 3.0.
The list does not include objects such as CirclePlus that are associated with operators such as , but which have no built-in values.
The list also does not include objects that are defined in Mathematica packages, even those distributed as a standard part of the Mathematica system.
Note also that options which appear only in a single built-in Mathematica function are sometimes not given as separate entries in the list.
A few objects in the list, mostly ones related to external operations, are not available on some computer systems.


New objects and features in the listing.

Note that between Version 2.0 and Version 3.0, the internal code for a large fraction of all functions in Mathematica has been modified in one way or another. Even if an object is not indicated by

  • or
  • in this listing, therefore, it may well have changed in its efficiency or in the details of the results it gives.
    In a typical version of Mathematica there are various additional objects present which are not included in this listing. You should avoid using such objects. Some may be provided for compatibility with older Mathematica systems; others may be preliminary or experimental. In general, however, the specifications of such objects can be expected to change.
    In many versions of Mathematica, you can access the text given in this section directly, typically using the Help Browser (see Section 1.3.8). Typing ?F to the Mathematica kernel will also give you the main description of the object F from this section.
    More information on related packages mentioned in this listing can be found using the Help Browser, or by looking at Standard Add-on Packages published by Wolfram Research. Note that the specifications of functions in packages are subject to incompatible changes in future versions of Mathematica.
    Many functions listed below are implemented using Mathematica programs which are distributed in source code form with most versions of Mathematica. Information on the location of these programs can be found in on-line documentation.
    There are a total of 1130 objects in this listing.